According to Belgian media outlet Het Nieuwsblad, Everton have shown an interest in bringing Adnan Januzaj, rated at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, back to the Premier League, and the Toffees’ Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur must hijack any potential deal.
Well, Het Nieuwsblad says that following the end of the World Cup, where the 23-year-old scored a winning goal against England in the group stages as his country eventually finished third, the Merseyside club have made contract with the former Manchester United winger about a potential move.
Januzaj only left Old Trafford to join La Liga club Real Sociedad last summer following loan spells with Borussia Dortmund and then Sunderland, and while he was largely disappointing at the Stadium of Light he appears to have got some of his mojo back in Spain.
The fact that he made a strong 23-man Belgium squad in Russia proves that, and four goals and six assists in 35 appearances in all competitions last term show the quality and potential that he has, and that he would be stiff competition for the likes of Theo Walcott, Ademola Lookman and Yannick Bolasie in 2018/19 if all of the trio remain at Goodison Park.
Well, despite having the likes of Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura currently not in the club’s strongest starting XI, the north London outfit, who should sign another versatile World Cup defender instead of Benjamin Pavard, still appear to lack that quality and depth in wide areas.
With Son Heung-Min set to miss the opening weeks of the new Premier League campaign as he represents South Korea at the Asian Games, it seems even more imperative they get another attacker in and Januzaj could be the ideal and affordable option for Daniel Levy and the club.
While he is yet to fulfil the potential he clearly has, his performances for Sociedad last term and his brilliant goal against the Three Lions in Kaliningrad last month suggest he is ready to make his mark in England again, and he would certainly arrive at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a big point to prove.